I hope you are surviving the heat this weekend! It’s so hot here, around 40 degrees Celsius! We are camped out in the kitchen/lounge area with the air conditioning on.
We are back to casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue with week, pages 8-12. This has a couple of my favourite freebies so it was hard to decide which one to do!! I love the Delicate Details stamp set but apparently so do a few others in the Crew so I went with my other favourite, the Inside the Lines DSP.
For my first card, I cased the card in the top left corner with the flowers. I did it very similar although I coloured the flowers in Peeakaboo Peach and used Old Olive patterned DSP. I think the longest part to this card was cutting out the flowers! Fussy cutting is not my favourite thing! Oh, and I used markers to colour the flowers.
For my second card, I wanted to showcase the floral pattern piece of the DSP. I used a few elements from a couple of the cards on this page. I put vellum underneath the Thanks so that it stood out more. And here’s a sneak peak of an upcoming SAB freebie, the Bermuda Bay glimmer paper!! It comes in a pack with Mint Macaroon and Sweet Sugarplum in a 6″x6″ size, with 4 pieces of each colour. This glimmer paper and two more stamp sets will be available on 21 February.
I’m glad I only did a small piece of this dsp. Every time I coloured in with another watercolour pencils, I found a leaf that I had missed!! But I think I got them all in the end.
I hope you enjoyed my cards this week. Next up is the talented Kelly. I always love to see what she has created!!
Please come and join our Facebook Challenge Group where you can join us and share your projects from the same section of the catalogue.
Hope you have a great week,
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Welcome back to another week at CTC!! The year is already going so quickly already!!
Our new home for our challenges is on the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Group and it’s going off!! We are getting lots of entries to our challenges, which is so exciting!! I love seeing how everyone interprets the catalogue projects!! If you would like to join us over there, click here.
This week, we are casing the Cupcakes and Carousels section, pages 8 – 13 of the Occasions Catalogue.
I decided to case the birthday candle shaker card from the Birthday Bright Project Kit on page 13. This is a lovely kit which I made up for my Pop for Christmas.
I was inspired by one of the entries in last week’s challenge by Kate Gardiner, who used the very cute SAB Carried Away DSP. (Did you know you can get this paper for free?)
I started with the Night of Navy cardstock for the base and added the scalloped dsp. I then started on the balloon shaker. I cut out 2 balloons, one Whisper White and one Watermelon Wonder. I only wanted the outline of the white one, so I’ve kept the balloon for another project. I added a piece of window sheet on the back and used the foam adhesive strips around the balloon shape. I then punched out lots of stars using my star punch and added some Dazzling diamonds to the mix. I then added another piece of window sheet over the top and then turned it over and shook it all around. I may have got a bit excited about the glitter!!
Make sure you stamp on the white piece before you make the shaker. (As me how I know!!) I stamped the clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set and the you from Crazy about you
Then attach your layers to the base card. I also cut out the happy from the Hello You thinlits using Peekaboo Peach.
I do love a shaker card!! You might have noticed that!!
Next on the hop is the lovely Kathryn.
Don’t forget to come and join us at CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge!! We’d love you to join in!!
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I’m trying to join in each week with the Global Design Project challenges. So far I’m on a roll, two weeks in a row!! Yay, me!! Lol
This week, the challenge is to use the sketch provided by the amazing Teneale Williams.
I started off by looking at my stamps to see if I had an image that would suit the large circle. I thought the flower in the Crazy about You stamp set had some potential so I decided to give it a go. I then flipped through the Pretty Petals DSP stack and selected this lovely Mint Macaron floral to be my background. I then used the My Creak Ink colour selector to give me a colour combo. I started off with Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron and I went with adding Pink Pirouette and Gold Glimmer Paper. It actually suggested So Saffron but I figured gold was better!!
I just love the Striped Satin ribbon in the Holiday catalogue and thought it would accent the vanilla in the dsp. I then added a strip of Tip Top Taupe dotted lace ribbon for some more texture. I stamped the flower 4 times and punched out the largest one then hand cut the other three. I then layered them up with some dimensionals for a bit of height.
I then had a brain storming session with my other stamping bestie, Emma at Vintage Graffiti, who suggested that I stamp the “For onto a layered banner. Doesn’t it look great!! Thank you, Emma!!
I cut the “You” out of Gold glimmer paper using the new Precision Plate and it was so easy to get out of the die. Actually it just fell out!!
Here’s a close up of the detail.
I even put a bit of gold metallic thread behind the flower, but it’s a bit hard to see in the photo. It looks lovely in real life.
I hope you have enjoyed my card!! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
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One of my favourite things in the current catalogue is Project Life!! I’m so glad that Stampin’ Up! have partnered with Project Life to bring exclusive designs in our fabulous colour collections for us to use. I love how the cards and accessories match our ink pads, ribbons and papers, so that we can add to and embellish our pages as much as we like!!
This week at CTC, we are case-ing the Project Life section of the catalogue. You may have come from the gorgeous Emma, or be starting your hop here. Either way, enjoy all the fabulous projects that we have to share using the Project Life kits.
I decided that I would attempt to make cards using the pages from the catalogue as inspiration. I love the Moments Like These card collection and Accessory Pack. There’s GOLD in it!!! For my first card, I decided to case the layout on Page 51.
I used one of the specialty gold cards from the Accessory pack as my feature and added a gold mat around it to make it “pop” a bit more. Isn’t the little banner cute. They come from one of the sticker sheets in the Accessory Pack. I used the Moment Like These stamp set and added the sentiment from And Many More which I just got today (BTW, this is a great set!! Loads of sentiments!!) I cut the heart from the Circle Card thinlits as I had already used the sticker from the pack.
For my second card, I decided to case the layout of the Summer card on page 50.
I used the long stamp from the Work of Art stamp set and stamp the darkest colour first from my new favourite colour, Watermelon Wonder. Then I stamped off once, twice and even three times, to get the lighter colours. Doesn’t it look great!!
Keeping in with the gold theme, I cut out a Hello from the Hello You thinlits and attached it using my two way glue pen. Easy Peasy!!
I hope you have enjoyed my cards today. The next stop on the hop is back to the CTC blog.
I have just returned from the Inspire Create Share convention held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I always have such a great time, catching up with my team, seeing lots of great projects and did I mention that I got a copy of the New Catalogue!!! I love being a demo!!!
One of the traditions of convention, is participating in swaps. My team had decided to do a two-inchie swap. What’s that, I hear you ask? It’s basically a 2 inch square, which we decided to do using the brights colour collection and in a party theme.
So here is my swap. I used the owl punch and made 40 crazy owls!! (He’s been to a party after all!!)
As you know, I am also part of the Case-ing the Catty Design Crew. Most of us were attending convention and we decided to do a small swap.
I have been wanting to try out the Bokeh technique so I thought I would give it a try. It was a bit scary but I’m happy with how it turned out. Each one looks different!!
If you would like to find out about becoming a demonstrator and getting to share in the fun of convention, seeing products first and receiving the catalogue before everyone else, please contact me on 0408 193 792 or click on the link to join my team straight away!!
Now to start cleaning up my craft room!! It always looks like a bomb has hit before convention!!!
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I’m back home after a great weekend in Melbourne with my amazing stamping team, the Eureka Stampers!!!
I was asked to do a presentation about Blendabilities, which you may have noticed I like just a little bit!!! Now I know I’m not an expert but I love to give them a go. I found a number of techniques to show everyone, and over my next few blog posts, will share with you too.
One of the simplest techniques is colouring DSP, or Designer Series Paper. In the current catalogue, there is the Back to Black DSP or in the Occasions catalogue, the Stacked with Love DSP stack. I find this technique works best with a dark colour paper as then you don’t need to worry about staying within the lines. Once the ink is dry, you can’t see where you went over.
I used the Stacked with Love DSP stack and coloured it using my new favourite colour, Bermuda Bay blendies. It took a little while, but I think it looks cute!! I also used the Hello You thinlits for the word.
I hope you like it!! Please leave me a comment below.
And don’t forget you can earn Blendabilties for free during Sale-a-bration when you place an order for $90 or more. Ask me how at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ink: Bermuda Bay Blendabilities
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Stacked with Love DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Hello You thinlits